Kanye gifts Kim Kardashian her dad’s hologram on birthday, Internet says ‘David Schwimmer was more convincing’

Social media users joked about how Kanye is bragging about himself through Robert Kardashian's words in the hologram


                            Kanye gifts Kim Kardashian her dad’s hologram on birthday, Internet says ‘David Schwimmer was more convincing’
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian (Getty Images)

Reality television star Kim Kardashian got a surprise on her 40th birthday on October 21 from husband and rapper Kanye West. He gifted the reality star a virtual meeting with her late father Robert Kardashian Sr in hologram form. Robert's hologram speaks about Kim for over three minutes in a heartfelt message, telling her how proud he is of her and concludes with praising Kanye.

Kim also shared a glimpse of the hologram on her Twitter on October 29. She wrote, “For my birthday, Kanye got me the most thoughtful gift of a lifetime. A special surprise from heaven. A hologram of my dad. It is so lifelike! We watched it over and over, filled with emotion.”

The two-minute and 30-second video showed the Kardashian patriarch donning a beige suit jacket layered over a crisp white dress shirt as he spoke to Kim. “Happy Birthday Kimberly! greeted the hologram. Look at you! You're 40 and all grown up. You look beautiful just like when you were a little girl. I watch over you and your sisters and brother and the kids every day. Sometimes I drop hints that I'm around,' noted hologram Robert. "Remember when I would drive you to school in my tiny Mercedes every day and we would listen to this song together," Robert said as he began to jive to the beat of the 1961 hit 'Who Put The Bomp' by Barry Mann.



 

Robert then switched to a serious and more warm tone as he spoke about Kim. “I am so proud of the woman you have become, Kimberly, and all that you've accomplished. All of your hard work, all of the businesses you have built are incredible. But most impressive is your commitment to become a lawyer and carry on my legacy,” noted Robert in a content way. He added, “It's a long and a hard road, but it's worth it. And I am with you every step of the way.”
 
TMZ reported that Kanye had paid a lot of attention to stories about lawyer-businessman Robert Sr as Kim always told the rapper about him. She reportedly had told Kanye about how her father would leave her love notes and was always very supportive. TMZ further reported about the making of the hologram, “A lot of work went into the hologram... our sources say Kanye spent a lot of time in the studio pouring over old video and audio of Robert to bring the vision to life, and AI was used to finish off the project, which Kanye started in early September.”

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West attend the Versace fall 2019 fashion show at the American Stock Exchange Building in lower Manhattan on December 2, 2018, in New York City (Getty Images)

Kim’s father Robert died after battling esophageal cancer in July of 2003 at the age of 59. In 2016 he was immortalized by David Schwimmer in the crime series ‘The People Versus OJ Simpson’. Now as he's back as a hologram, it has been a touching gift for Kardashians. However, this gift did not seem to go down well with social media users. Some joked about how Kanye is bragging about himself through Robert's words in the hologram. A user wrote calling the hologram as creepy, “No...this is definitely the creepiest and most self-indulgent thing I have ever seen on Twitter and that, my friends, is saying something. This is not celebrating the dead, it’s using the dead to self-promote. Icky. You’re a weirdo for normalizing this narcissistic shit.”

Another user wrote, "Yuck. Firstly, the speech was so ineloquent. I can’t imagine as a top lawyer, Robert K would have spoken anything like that. Secondly, imagine Kanye thinking that this was an appropriate moment to shoehorn in that ‘most most most amazing genius’ compliment. What a weirdo." A user wrote against Kanye, “I should never underestimate how weird these people be acting... but Kanye literally made a hologram of Kim's father just to make him say Kanye is the most genius man.” 



 



 



 

Another concurred, “All I have to say is Kanye's ego is outrageous. He’s so obnoxious!”  A user wrote if the praise for Kanye in the hologram was to boost his candidature in upcoming presidential elections. “And the hologram was writing in Kanye's name on a ballot?” A user quipped, “Idk how much holograms cost but I have to assume it would have just been cheaper to hire David Schwimmer.” A user wrote jokingly, “David Schwimmer checking out why he’s trending.” A user wrote, “Kanye could’ve just called up David Schwimmer instead. Would’ve been much cheaper, and a LOT more convincing.” Another said, “Nope.. wrong on so many levels. It’s like watching an extract from Superman when he meets his hologram, Dad. Self-praise is no praise. Not so Genius.” 



 



 



 



 



 



 

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